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, avoid touching your face and keep your germs to yourself f. you're sick, don't go to work and don't left the kids go to school. back to you. >> rick: anna kooiman, thank you so much. >> arthel: if that's not enough, there are new concerns we will simply run out of the flu vaccine. the largest producer of the vaccine in the united states says it sold out in four of the six different dosages it makes, mostly due to high demand. and companies also reporting a shortage of the liquid form of tamiflu, used to slow or stop the symptoms of the flu. that drug can only be taken in the very first few days of flu-like symptoms. manufacturers warned of an imminent delay in shipments. >> rick: switching gears, vice president joe biden preparing to make his recommendations to the president on ways to curb gun violence in this country. the vp met with the national rifle association, the entertainment industry, speculation grows over just what his task force will propose on tuesday. peter doocy with more from washington. >> the vice president gave us a very specific example on friday of an idea being kic
and by and large they are the event to own. you don't want to invent the farm. >> and john layfield. sunny and happy in bermuda, final thought. >> it is great in bermuda. we need tourist. i agree with johnathon. >> thank you so much. that's it for the cost of freedom block today. thank you for being here. we'll see you on fox. have a great weekend and stay warm and please don't get sick . th flu has now reached epidemic porportion and practically the entire country is in the red. elderly and children are most vulnerable . the centers for disease control and prevention reports that as of right now. 20 children have died from the flu or complications as a result of the flu. i am uma, this is american's news headquarters live from the nation's capitol. the flu virus is spreading across the nation and with the flu on the rise, so is the demand for the vaccine. new york governor declared a state of emergency. we have the latest on the situation. anna, what can we tell us. >> it is a epidemkick and the dreaded flu season started in december . some places in the country. vaccine shortages, the si
council to recapture liberty and change the hearts and minds. you are the leader. >> don't settle. lived better. live free. john: no more than 2 million understand >>. >> gregg: going from bad to worse, a severe deadly strain of flu is spreading cast the united states and officially hitting epidemic levels. widespread cases reporting in nearly every states. i'm gregg jarrett. welcome to america's news headquarters. >> jamie: i'm jamie colby. so the death toll grows. cdc releases numbers, 20 children have died and overall there are now 27 dead in minnesota, 22 in pennsylvania, 18 in massachusetts, 8 in oklahoma and six in illinois. nationwide the grim total may be higher since not all of the deaths are initially reported as linked to the flu. anna is following all this develop by the hour. live in the new york city newsroom. >> reporter: officials say the flu outbreak may be slowing, cuomo declared a state health emergency. flu has been reported in all states, 57 counties and all five boroughs. boston has been hit particularly hard. death toll stands at six including a child under the age
everything eric said -- don't get the flu. america's news headquarters with shannon bream starts right now. have a great day. >> shannon: a live report coming up from washington on president obama. the debt seal ceiling takes a new turn. can the president make an end run around congress? some lawmakers saying it should be an option. we'll talk with former governor, haley barbour. confirmation clash. republican senator lindsay graham vows to hold up john brennan's confirmation to the cia until we get inching on the attacks in benghazi. and the national cathedral says yes to same-sex marriage, receiving cheers and jeers. we will have a fair and balanced debate. america's news headquarters from the nation's capitol starts right now. president obama's second term hasn't started officially, but the agenda and the cabinet are taking shape. so are some of the clashes over the president's nominations. jennifer griffin has more on the fights ahead. >> reporter: first, there will be the confirmation battles, many of which seem like they will be bruising. none more than the hearing before the senate
has been around. he understands the system. will his nomination play? we don't know until it's up and vetted and debated. >> okay. am i hearing a yes vote forever chuck hagel? >> i am saying, let's wait and see. >> okay. let's shift gears here. you are one of eight senators to vote against the fiscal cliff deal. now we are preparing for the debt ceiling. do you expect the same contentiousness and loggerheads? >> i think it will be contentious. it should be. we continue to borrow and spend. we don't cut. we are headed down the road to financial destruction, as everybody knows. we do need to pay our debts, but we don't need to keep incurring that debt. that's the argument we should make. we have to come to financial sanity and we are not there yet. i believe at theep of the day, if the president will get involved -- if he will get involved, we could do some good things, but we have to cut spending, we have some type of a grand bargain? i don't know. but we are in better shape than we were on the tax stuff. >> you said you would like to see the president get involved. let's listen to
physicians, wash your hands, avoid touching your face. keep your germs to yourself. don't go to work and don't let your kids go to school. >> jamie: wash your computer and your stuff. >> it's your friend. >> jamie: love it, thank you so much. and there are new concerns that we may simply run out of the flu vaccine. if you needed extra incentive. the largest producer of the vaccine in the u.s. says it's sold out in four of six different dosages it makes mostly due to high demand and they're report ago shortage of tamiflu, given to children, to slow or stop the symptoms once you get he the flu and taken in the first days when you know you have flu symptoms and manufacturers have warned of an imminent delay in shipment. >> and the cost of this flu season is shocking, and continues to rise in the u.s. alone, the annual direct cost is estimated at 10.4 billion dollars. that includes hospitalization, doctors visits and medications as well and additionally up to 111 million work days are lost because of the the flu. an estimated 7 billion dollars a year, in just six da-- sick days and lost producti
. there are 37 states where legislatures have told regulators they don't have to okay every excessive increase in health insurance premiums. >> one of the biggest confirmation battles could soon be here and fox news has learned that president obama has nominated chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense but his viewings on israel are a hot topic. >> whoever is nominated for secretary of defense is going to have to have a full understanding of our close relationship with our israeli allies, the iranian threat and the importance of having a robust military. whoever that is, i think will be given a thorough vetting and if hagel is nominated he will be subjected to the same kinds of review of his credentials as anyone else. >> this is in your face nomination by the president to all of us who are supportive of israel. i don't know what his management experience is regarding pentagon little if any. so i think its controversial choice. >> jamie: would hagel survive a senate hearing? let's bring in ron bongene and margie o'meara. great to see both of you. it seems like both sides of the aisle agree
to fellow republicans but that's gone by the boards. i don't see any visible evidence of republican support for their former colleague in the senate. and one of the things that's awkward about this is that we have secretary leon panetta, wht with no timetable. you have a lame duck secretary of defense, hard to make decisions, uncertainty about the future. if barney frank because the interim democratic senator from massachusetts when john kerry is confirmed as secretary of state, you've got somebody who is basically vowed to do whatever it takes to stop the hagel nomination as long as he's in the senate. the prospect is real confusion and uncertainty and the absence of effective active leadership has the department of defense, precisely at the point in time when the threatened see questions transportation of the defense budget looms in a couple of months. >> understood. thank you for your thoughts. >> thank you. >> more about former senator hagel. as we were talking just now, he's a vietnam veteran, decorated two purple hearts. he's a member of the secretary of defense policy board and cocha
be having heart ark tax. if you go to the emergency room and you don't need to be there, it's not good for you or anyone else. >> and there's a lot of germs. thanks so much, doctors. stay well, everybody. >> wash your hands. >> jamie: vice-president joe biden getting ready to prohibit his gun control recommend eggs to president obama on tuesday. just about a month after that gunman opened fire inside the connecticut elementary school and killed 20 children. good morning, everyone. welcome to a brand-new hour, america's news headquarters. much more to come. >> eric: i'm eric shawn. good morning. the vice-president suggested last week, he may support universal background checks and banning high-capacity gun magazines. two proposals the national rifle association and others are bound to fight. peter doocy is in washington with more on the plan that is expected to be unveiled this week. >> reporter: good morning. eric, the national rifle association does not think congress can pass an assault weapons ban or a restriction on high-capacity ammunition. and the nra president explained today, h
is the american people don't want trillion-dollar deficits as far as the eye can see. they don't want to have $20 trillion of debt on our children and our grandchildren and if the americans in congress can structure the debate and frame it in terms of we are willing to raise the debt ceiling if the president will work with us to address spending cuts, i think that's a winning political argument. >> i think it's very interesting. i am worning your take and the fact that the way that this deal was constructed over the cliff, the debt ceiling and the sequestration are bog going to happen around the same time. to me, that sets the stage -- finally -- and this is the optimist, for a big deal that takes care of both of those things. am i naive or can you imagine a scenario where the deal is done and our major fiscal issues are solved with one, big bargain? >> i feel like i am talking to john lennon. i want to imagine a perfect world where we can all win. you can protect the powerful and you can also protect the weak, protect the people. i want to see that happen. look, let's face facts. the $16 trillio
it clear they don't think there are enough members of congress that favor an assault weapons ban to pass one. >> gregg: it's quite the face-off. is the nra's position cautioning the gun control advocates to back down at all? >> no, some are wondering out loud how much clout they have in 2013. >> the nra spent a lot of money on the elections last cycle. they didn't have a lot to show for it especially if you look at results. a lot of their candidates lost. we are looking at return on their investment they had a low return on investment. they are very strong lobby. think the issue is who is going to remember the voices of the american people in this debate. >> reporter: president obama has said he wants to lay it on some of the proposals his task force gives him in the state of the union address. that task force led by the vice president is going to give president obama their recommendations on tuesday in the state of the union is scheduled for february 12th, one month from yesterday. >> gregg: peter, thanks very much. >> fox news is taking a closer look at the gun control debate with a sp
. i don't think there's a lot of concern in this country that will somehow get over run by ph.d.'s and entrepreneurs. marco rubio sees this as a gateway issue for hispanic voters that could lead to migration for the republican parties if successful. if they want to over hall they need to convince big labor to go on board. >>> thanks so much. >> now it is my turn. >> thank you, jennifer. immigration will be the only tough fight ahead. president obama's promise he will tackle gun control in his second term and something that has already drawn fierce criticism. two of the cabinet picks will face confirmation battle. he will have to negotiate on the debt ceiling and see queststration. he hasn't officially started his second term with all of that happening. charlie hurt is a columnist for the washington times it is always great to have him here. >> of all of those issues which do you expect the president has the toughest challenge getting his agenda. >> they are all very thorny, but i think the overriding issue that will continue to be the big separation between republicans and the
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